Latino State News
Sprint Partners With Smart Communities to Provide Free Internet Access to Local Youth
The City of Chicago’s Department of Innovation and Technology and the Smart Communities Initiative of the New Communities Program have teamed up with Sprint Nextel to donate wireless cards to the Digital Youth Summer Jobs Program youth, a group of 60 youth from the 5 Smart Communities: Englewood, Auburn-Gresham, Pilsen and Humboldt Park.
Here in Humboldt Park, the program, which ran for 8 weeks and was managed by the Puerto Rican Cultural Center. Eleven youth came together on Saturday, October 2, to receive and install the wireless cards. We were fortunate to be joined by Justin Sher and Kevin Flynn from Sprint, and Matt Guilford and Danielle DuMerer from the City of Chicago’s Department of Innovation and Technology. These young people, who are involved in many facets of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center’s work with young people and public health, now have 6 months work of internet access free.
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